Jul. 20th, 2008

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As also reported by [livejournal.com profile] morganlf, we had a fantastic weekend. For the most part, we've been hermits since moving up here, and it's been depressing! This weekend we shook things up a bit and have been out more than we've been home. It's been great to hang out with people and get out and about Seattle a bit.

Saturday:
We got together with with [livejournal.com profile] optic and his girlfriend downtown to grab lunch and see The Dark Knight at the Cinerama. We had lunch at Serious Pie, which is a gourmet pizza place. So far, I've been pretty impressed with the quality of pizza in Seattle! I really like Talarico's in West Seattle, as well as the ubiquitous Pagliacci's. Serious Pie was no exception--the selection of toppings was great--in addition to the yukon gold pizza that [livejournal.com profile] morganlf mentioned, I also really enjoyed the cherry bomb pepper pizza with sweet fennel sausage. We had a good time chatting about food, movies, etc.

discussion of the Dark Knight, cut for possible spoilers )

Later Saturday, A and I frantically cleaned and re-arranged our living room to accomodate our upstair neighbor (and landlord) who was coming over to watch UFC. We're not big sports fans, but it was fun to have a few drinks and chat over the fight....

Sunday:

Today we got together with P, an acquaintance of A's from her Riverside days, and we grabbed a quick coffee and bagel at Zeitgeist Coffee near my office. We chatted for a while, before meandering up to Pacific Place Theatre to catch Hellboy 2. The contrast between HB2 and TDK was interesting. Hellboy was fun, but felt unfocused in places. However, a singing duet between Abe and Hellboy will go down as one of my personal movie favorites. I couldn't stop laughing. :)

After the movie, A and I grabbed more than decent Ethiopian food at the Pan African Market near Pike Place Market. We had a fabulous chicken curry and lentils. I think we'll definitely go back--portion sizes were excellent, and the prices were incredibly reasonable. We started walking back to the car, when we passed by SAM, the Seattle Art Museum. A has been wanting to see the impressionist exhibit, so we decided to swing by since it was still early.... I'm overwhelmed by the Monets, Manets, Cezannes, and Renoirs--not to mention paintings by El Greco, Pizarro, Rubens, and Rafael. If you're local and haven't seen it yet, it's a fantastic exhibit. It's been staged very well by the SAM curator, displaying the classic Italian, French, and Dutch paintings that inspired the impressionists juxtaposed with the later images.

In particular, I loved this Renoir. A posted it as well, so I'm cutting it, but I did want to post it here to remember it! This reminds me of winter in Minnesota!
Renoir Skaters )

Altogether, this has been one of our busier weekends that I can remember...

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